Benalla is now home to a brand new CFA Big Fill truck — a powerful new firefighting tool that will help fight major fires in the district.. Benalla CFA group officer Jim Renkin said the Big Fill would be crewed by specially trained CFA volunteers
This week, in 1917, Russia’s troubles continued.. Cheliuskin, a ship packed with 2000 tonnes of munitions, exploded in a foreharbour of Archangel.. Its explosion set off another 30000 tonnes of munitions stored in that harbour.. The explosion was
Low quality CCTV images have made this investigation challenging - can you help? . Benalla police are appealing for community assistance to help identify two males following a significant theft from a Bridge Street, Benalla retailer last year. . If
If ever you needed evidence that trying to cross railway tracks when a train is coming is dangerous, this would have to be it.. Thankfully the occupants of the car, a Suzuki Swift sedan, had abandoned the car when it apparently got bogged in the
‘‘I’m mad, quite mad you know. Oh yes, I’m a weird one. But I love it. You’ve got to make people laugh.’’. Mary Ellen Gibbs has been called ‘‘Nell’’ all her life and while she’s far from mad, she’s contagiously happy and
It was another great day at the races at Benalla on Sunday with about 500 attending the free-entry, Comfort Inn Summer Racing Kids Day out.. Local trainer Peter Smith had a good day with a second place in race three behind the David Hayes-trained
Construction of three new solar projects in Victoria’s north-west totalling $500 million and generating more than 200 jobs has been announced as part of the creation of the largest solar farms ever to be built in the state. Renewable energy
. Lobby group, Farmer Power, has produced a short summary of the number of inquiries underway into the dairy industry
A public inquiry into Australian water reforms has been launched by the Productivity Commission.. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has instructed the commission to investigate Australia’s water resources, with a particular eye to the National
John Deere is launching a new series of nimble utility tractors designed to meet the requirements of small and medium-sized agricultural, dairy and livestock farms, and local government.. Building on the strengths of the previous 5R models, John
Former Murray Goulburn Co-operative managing director Gary Helou has spoken on the record for the first time about the events leading up to the massive milk price cut by the company in April last year.. He had refused invitations to speak publicly
Agriculture Victoria researchers are using drones to remotely sense leaf nitrogen of red-blushed pears.. Information from the drones will help the researchers develop nitrogen fertiliser management guidelines that maximise fruit quality and minimise
When the weather failed him and the rain disappeared, David McGennisken of Manooka Farms was glad to know CNH Industrial Capital wouldn’t do the same.. Like every farmer, Mr McGennisken knows you’ve got to roll with the punches. And like every
Large-bodied native fish in the Loddon River are being fitted with acoustic tags as part of a new monitoring program investigating fish responses to environmental flow deliveries across Victoria.. DELWP’s Arthur Rylah Institute, in conjunction
VicForests recently completed a timber harvesting operation in the Strathbogie State Forest.. VicForests stakeholders and planning general manager Lachlan Spencer said the operation was completed without complications and the site would now begin
A rare bird discovered in a rice crop at Mayrung in January will be used to help uncover the network of wetlands the animal depends on in the colder months.. The male Australasian bittern, affectionately named ‘MILo’ by Murray Irrigation staff
The VFF Livestock Group and the Echuca Beef Group have teamed up to host a policy dinner and information evening this week.. The information evening will look at the hot topics in livestock policy, presented by VFF Livestock Group president Leonard
Crime family matriarch Judy Moran was spied on as part of a plan to have her executed, a Melbourne jury heard.
Malcolm Turnbull has retreated from his promise to Western Australia to put a floor on the states' share of GST revenue.
The WA Labor leader says comments made by federal minister Christian Porter at a Liberal party function are insulting to anyone who has served in the military.
Malcolm Turnbull has heaped praise on Colin Barnett as he enters the pointy end of the WA election campaign, describing him as the most credible premier.
Bank customers will be watching to see if the big banks lower interest rates on credit cards after the ANZ reduced the rate on two of its cards.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has again been forced to deny a change to the capital gains tax discount is being considered.
The NZ High Court has found there are grounds for internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom to be extradited to the US to face racketeering and wire fraud charges.
The Andrews government's "difficult" decision to build a new youth prison at Werribee has seen local member and Treasurer Tim Pallas slump in a new poll.
Victoria Police's 35-strong boat fleet will be rejuvenated with 11 new vessels in three years in a $7.2 million overhaul.
A man died at a Victorian recycling business after a steel item fell from a forklift, while another man died in a quad bike rollover on a forest track.